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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Valley Update - PATERNO OUT!

The Penn State Board of Directors opened the bomb bay doors last night and dropped a bunker buster that resonated throughout the entire Penn State community. That bomb was heard from coast to coast and around the world. That bomb was the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno. Also getting the ax was college President Graham Spanier who is accused of turning a blind eye to the child molestations committed on campus by former Defensive guru Jerry Sandusky. One of our faithful Gripers, Karen H. brought up a good point in one of her comments. Karen asked about the police and other authorities that knew what was going on and why they did not step in to stop it? That is a great question! My guess will be that the tentacles of this atrocity will reach further and further as the days go on snatching up several people who stood by and did nothing.

As for Penn State football. It is no secret that I am not a big fan. In fact I will watch their games to root for the other team. I will admit that. However, this is a titanic blow to a program that always relied on JoePa as their coach. Joe always held his players to a higher moral standard than most coaches which elevated him to a god like status in Nittany Lion land as well as on the entire college football landscape. There is most likely no former Penn State player alive today who played for another coach other than Paterno. This scandal is like a kick to the sack of the program. You lay there on the ground in pain, wanting to vomit while wondering what to do next. As much as I don't like PSU, I must say I never thought that JoePa would go out this way. I always envisioned cherubs in a ray of bright light descending from the heavens to take JoePa to coach in the big stadium in the sky. My guess is that Paterno will now fade into the sunset at age 84 and pass away within the next 2 to 3 years.


  1. My thoughts are this. I am sickened by this whole thing . the board of trusties have done the right thing.Joe had to go period.The trust at the University is broken,top to bottom, and that is one thing when broken cannot be totally fixed.This situation is just getting started.

  2. The then-District Attorney Ron Gricar went missing several years ago. He was just declared dead this past July. He seems to have vanished into thin air. Coincidence? I think not!!
    ~Karen H.